abortion argument - " Are you ready brothers and sisters?...

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"Are you ready brothers and sisters? Are you really ready? To do this for Jezzzzz-usssssss? Then fulfill your promise to the master. Help rub the devil out. For we can no longer tolerate these dirty adulterous books. Meet me at the Jordan river, and let the fires of hell burn these sinners and their evil books" (Tubman). Jimmy Lee Tubman said these words at a revival back in 1978. While many will argue that Tubman had the right to criticize book publishers and writers, few could have anticipated that this speech would be a prelude to a riot in Bean Blossom Indiana which left one dead and thirty five injured. Jimmy Lee Tubman had in fact crossed the boundaries of free speech and entered into the land of agitators. Tubman was never tried for inciting the Bean Blossom Burnings. Tubman argued that he had simply exercised his freedom of speech. Freedom of speech. The first amendment. This is the right which separates America from so many other countries. I believe freedom of speech is a right which should be defended but also be more clearly defined. The
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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